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 $42,000 - $47,000

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association is THE place for engaging community-based social and recreational programs for individuals of all ages who have special needs. WDSRA is a progressive organization that is focused on meeting the needs of both its communities and its employees in the best manner possible. We offer a competitive benefits package, a supportive team environment, flexibility, and work-life balance. Are you…Passionate about planning and implementing programs for individuals with special needs? Outgoing and energetic? Detail-oriented? A creative problem solver? A team player? If so, we hope you consider applying to become a valued member of our energetic and enthusiastic staff to serve as a member of our Program team.
This position will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating therapeutic recreation programs for individuals with disabilities from childhood to adult ages with an emphasis on Special Events, Social and Cultural programs, and Day Camps. Additionally, this person will assess the participant’s specific needs and create individual behavior plans to help make every participant successful in each program. As a member of the Program team, this position will also fill the role of Head Instructor, Assistant, Driver, or Inclusion Staff as needed in programs by executing lesson plans, encouraging participant engagement, and ensuring participant safety.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field from an accredited college or university. A minimum of two (2) years experience in coordinating programs for individuals with disabilities. A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and/or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or the ability to obtain preferred.

Interested candidates can apply using the following link:

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Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

March 28, 2023


Our Sr. Service Manager position is an essential part of our growing company. The Sr. Service Manager will lead a team of technicians to ensure they provide quality lawn care services. The incumbent will be responsible for developing a team of lawn care professionals through effective coaching, continuous feedback, positive leadership and accountability. The Sr. Service Manager is essential to the continued growth of our company.

Learn more about your opportunity at Weed Man. A message from our CEO:


-Supervises a team of technicians to ensure production and sales goals are met -Conducts quality control inspections for their team -Resolves escalated customer issues to ensure complete customer satisfaction -Generate field sales by uncovering customers’ needs -Coaches, develops and administers disciplinary actions consistent with company policy -Trains new technicians in all areas of production including; customer service skills, technical skills and safety policies -Collaborates with management team to improve customer satisfaction -Creates the day to day work schedules for technicians and monitors assignments for efficiency -Prepares performance reports for individual technicians based on feedback from multiple sources -Uses multiple technological outlets to track employee reports, progress and routes


-401(k) -Dental insurance -Health insurance -Paid time off -Referral program -Vision insurance

About Weed Man Lawn Care:

Weed Man Lawn Care is the world’s largest franchised lawn care company. It’s consistently ranked at or near the top of all available franchises. Most recently, Weed Man was named One of the Best Franchises to Buy in America by Forbes Magazine. It’s been consistently ranked as the top Lawn Care franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine. Additionally, Franchise Business Review ranked Weed Man #1 as it’s top service franchise.

About the local franchisee:

Weed Man is locally-owned and operated. Started in 2008 out of a 1 car garage, the company has quickly grown to 4 locations: Chicago IL, Merrillville IN, Burlington WI, and Cleveland OH. The company is routinely recognized as a top-performer by the Weed Man Franchise System winning numerous awards highlighted by the Award of Excellence- Weed Man’s top award recognizing excellence in sales, execution and customer satisfaction.

About the Ownership:

Weed Man’s local ownership group consists of 3 people with a variety of experiences in the Green Industry. Both Brandon Burns and Luke McGhee come from a Golf Course Management background having worked over 25 combined years maintaining Championship level private and public golf courses throughout Chicago and Wisconsin. Michael Brown (25 years in lawn care sales management) provide a unique point of view as both were brought on as managers and then offered ownership opportunities after exceeding expectations.

The ownership group prides itself on growing the company and developing and providing careers to like-minded individuals looking to win on a daily basis. Due to this dedication, they have been able to more than quadruple revenues in the past 5 years going from $2.7 million to $12 million. They are always looking for the next future leaders and future expansion opportunities.

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Patrick Reuteman

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Beginning salary no less than $53,467

The Mission and Impact Associate provides general support for IMSA’s Mission and Impact efforts and direct support for student outreach and enrichment programs.

The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program. It also serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry (

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment. Through a model of Equity and Excellence, IMSA has committed to advancing equity in STEM education and representation and creating a diverse, inclusive community of global citizens who can realize their full potential, and execute our mission to advance the human condition.

This Equity and Excellence work is the intentional integration of Cultural Competence, Diversity, Equity, Equity-Minded Frame, Excellence and Inclusion into every facet of the Academy, with the understanding that it is an active and ongoing process involving structures, processes and people and not an isolated initiative.

This position will support IMSA's Diversity work by ensuring the delivery of quality, equitable, and inclusive constituent-centered support while promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that embraces the diversity of people and perspectives collaborating at IMSA to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Assist in the coordination of all logistical support for in-person and virtual events for all Mission and Impact programs

Oversee and maintain resource acquisition and allocation

Act as point person for all Mission and Impact program customer service needs and resolution

Support program registration, schedules, rosters, and digital mailing campaigns

Oversee and maintain warehouse storage, organization, and inventory

Design and produce complex documents, reports, and presentations

Manage/assist with department projects

Supervise and engage with program participants during less structured times

Research and procure materials and create purchase orders

Arrange team travel and process expense reimbursements

Other duties as assigned


The required skills and experience for this position include, but are not necessarily limited to:

A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and exercise independent judgment in repeated and routine responsibilities and accomplish assignments in a timely manner

Desire to contribute to the work of dynamic teams and pitch-in to take on discrete tasks when required;

Strong interpersonal and active listening skills with a collaborative working style;

Well-developed organizational skills, with an eye toward details, and proven ability to manage tasks and relationships

Ability to work both in a team setting and independently, organize and coordinate multiple tasks, set priorities, follow organizational procedures, and perform quickly and accurately under deadlines

Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity and inclusion, including contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment; and

Strong skill set with computers and ability to learn new systems

Possession of valid Illinois driver’s license


Bilingual, Spanish Experience in a school environment or with STEM programs Experience in a State agency or non-profit organization


This position is a full-time, exempt, 12-month, employment-at-will position. Beginning salary no less than $53,467. As part of the State University Retirement System, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including health and retirement benefits. The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is reciprocal with other Illinois public retirement systems such as the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois (TRS) and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, amnesty, arrest record, military status, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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Steve Zant

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $43,351 - $52,018 DOQ

For more information and to apply please visit our website at:

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the development, management, and promotion of the District’s aquatics programs, classes, and special events at the Pavilion Aquatics Center and Rainbow Falls Waterpark.   


Directly supervise all swim lesson instructors, swim lesson coordinators, aqua camp directors, aqua camp instructors, and swim team coaches in the following processes: hiring, firing, training, assigning, supervising, and evaluating. Assist the Aquatics Manager in the following processes: recruiting, hiring, firing, training, assigning, supervising, and evaluating all aquatic staff.  Responsible for the development of the aquatics program budget and will assist with other aquatics departmental budgets, risk management procedures, and operational procedures for all aquatic facilities. Assist in mentoring aquatics staff including pool managers, lifeguards, cashiers, swim lesson instructors, swim lesson coordinators, aqua wellness instructors, and the swim team head coach. Oversee an effective staff work schedule for seasonal and year-round aqua wellness instructors, swim lesson coordinator, and swim coaches at all aquatic facilities. Train seasonal and year-round swim lesson instructors Responsible for creating, planning, implementing, supervising, and evaluating all instructional and recreational aquatics programs at the District’s aquatics facilities within the District’s goals and objectives. This includes the annual Snowflake Swim, Reptile Regatta, Lazy River 5k, and monthly Parents’ Night Out events. Prepare payroll for all aquatic staff, including time adjustments. Manage pools during lap swim, open swim, swim team, and special events when scheduling conflicts arise or as deemed necessary by the Aquatics Manager.   Assist Aquatics Manager in preparing and editing seasonal brochures and District website for the aquatics department. Manage the District’s swim team program including: coaching staff, registration, scheduling of swim meets, lead operations of home swim meets, training schedules, and attending monthly coaches meetings.  Work with the marketing department to ensure communication of facility information and promotion of events. Create promotional materials for aquatic programs and facilities.  Assist Aquatics Manager in the implementation and enforcement of employee policies and procedures. Develop detailed reports and analysis and make recommendations for continuous improvements. Assist the Aquatics Manager with training and certifying seasonal and year-round lifeguards. Assist with community wide special events not specifically related to aquatics programming area.  Performs the job safely and in compliance with district policies, procedures, work and safety rules. Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks.


Strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of aquatic operations. Fairness in dealing with people. Ability to demonstrate effective decision making and problem solving skills. Skilled in working with computers and database programs. Organizational ability. Ability to supervise, organize, and create aquatic programs. Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions. Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees.


Minimum Bachelor’s degree in the area of recreation or facility management or related field or equivalent combination of school and work experience. Experience with Swim Meet Operations and Swim Team coaching prefered. Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months. Valid Illinois Driver’s License.

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 Elk Grove Park District


Christy King

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20 per hour plus excellent benefit package

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Grounds, the Grounds Maintenance worker is directed to perform a variety of basic park maintenance tasks.


High School graduate or GED with 1-2 years experience in grounds maintenance.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Removes garbage from all parks and playground areas.
  • Mowing and trimming of all parks with tractors and hand mowers.
  • Turf maintenance.
  • Planting and trimming trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  • Painting picnic tables, benches, and buildings.
  • Remove snow from parking lots, and sidewalks.
  • Work on baseball and soccer fields when assigned.
  • Assists in the setup and take down of district special events.
  • Performs other similar or related park duties as required or assigned.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Capable of lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Walking and bending for sustained periods of time.
  • Complete work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Work weekends, evenings, or holidays when assigned.
  • Follow all Park District safety policies and regulations.
  • Attend educational programs when required.

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 Niles Park District


Chris Czjaka

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled